A 120 Day Volunteer Makeover Helping 2 Former Foster Girls
PROJECT CHAIR # 2 of 2 BEFORE
Here we are in one of the garages filled with furniture for the picking! Underneath all the stacks of goodies, I found this rather masculine chair. It had gold edging and a torn silk seat cover—but I could see the potential.
Before painting began on this chair makeover– I asked Maculine to clean and tape off the chair and then prime it. While outside working on painting some other pieces of furniture, I notice Maculine wasn’t around–where was she? I went into the duplex only to find her spray painting primer INSIDE the kitchen area with all the windows closed–it was like walking into a room of grey paint mist! This was a lesson learned— indeed for this young lady that you never spray paint furniture indoors unless you have good ventilation. NOTE: the best location to spray is outdoors.
PROJECT CHAIR #2 of 2 AFTER
It never ceases to amaze me what a little bit of paint and fabric can do to upcycle a piece of furniture. I was only allotted a small amount of fabric donated so saving every scrap piece was essential in this CHAIR MAKEOVER. Sewing strips of mix/matched fabric in the same pattern actually made for a much more interesting upholstery job. And the girls were amazed at the results.